Out of touch and offline in the summer rain!

“... and that way you can be sure you’re safe!” … and so ends an advert on the telly for some kind of computer safety software, or was it a device, or an app...

Heatwaves just bring on the worst of middle-aged rants!

Maybe it’s the recent heatwave that brought times past back to mind – not because we grew up in long, hot summers, but because it didn’t matter whether it was sun or showers….once the...

End of term brings contrasting report cards for country’s political leaders

It's now official – we are into silly season. The Dáil is in recess until September and the politicians, if they have any sense, are abroad on holidays...with their mobile phones turned off. ...

The Galway Races: immoral and magnificent at the same time!

What’s a fella to do, as the song says. The thunder clouds roll in and it’s sweaty and the flies are out and it’s been another Race Week. To be honest,...

Artist who is inspired by toys of childhood

What are you going to be when you grow up? It’s the perennial questions that never perturbed Rosemary Fallon. She always knew she would be an artist. In the last year...

Vote of confidence in Perry is a sure sign of the high jump!

I will be surprised if John Perry is still a Minister of State when the Dáil resumes on September 18.   While all the public pronouncements of Government Ministers – including...


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